KNC 24 Walderslade - Final round & League winners

2019 - 20 Night Cup series declared complete

Thu 12 Mar 2020

There was a close finish in some categories! Neil & Alison were clear winners.....

Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street
Type of terrain: Urban, Woodland

Info updated: Fri 20 Mar


Event Report

There was a close finish in some categories! Neil & Alison were clear winners of the Men's and Women's Cups, but there was a tie on points in the Veteran Women's class and 4 were in the running for the Nick Hope Cup. After reference to the Rules in the event of a tie, the prizewinners are:-

Men: Neil Crickmore

Women: Alison Howe

Junior Women: Ffion Bricknell

Veteran Men: Brendon Howe

Veteran Women: Jane Lambert

SuperVeteran Men: Ian Ditchfield

SuperVeteran Women: Sarah Howes

Nick Hope Cup: Sam Prior

Well Done, not only the prizewinners, but all who turned out on a winter's night for an adventure in the forest. We expect to have the presentations at the first round of the 2020-21 KNC season.

Our thanks go to the Planners, Organisers and Officials within the clubs - Saxons, Dartford, Southdowns and Mole Valley - that make the series possible.

Mark Glaisher

KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Chatham

Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode: ME5 9HP  From M2 J3 follow signs for Walderslade, after exiting the roundabout turn right at the traffic lights and then left at the roundabout into Fostington Way.  Then take the first right into Tunbury Road and first right again into Catkin Close.  The entry to the car park is 100m on the right. Note: There is a height restriction at the car park entrance (alternative parking is available).

Nearest Railway station: Chatham 4.5 miles

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 18:45 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form 2019/20(if you haven’t done so at a previous event).

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.

Food orders to Neil by 7pm Monday 9th March

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).  No control groups, no changeover controls.

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events)

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:10,000 scale map, 5m contours, updated 2019. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls will not be SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6.          Juniors & students £3. Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant).    Dibber loan: Free

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print (a few spares will be done).

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one.  Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights.  Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map.  Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended, especially for newcomers.  You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.

Terrain Description

Urban and Woodland area – streets, paths and alleyways some woodland paths.  The majority of controls are on street paths you will most likely cross wooded areas which are very muddy, so may wish to use trail shoes, providing they don’t have spikes.


Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Lower Bell, 201 Old Chatham Road, Bluebell Hill, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7EF. Orders for food required by 7pm Monday 9 March. Menu online:

Late news! - as of Mon 9th March the pub was having problems with their WiFi and were therefore unable to take card payments.

In case this persists until Thursday, please try and bring cash to pay for your meal.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner /Organiser: Neil Bricknell

Planner/Organiser: Ffion Bricknell

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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